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Hair Trends: Headbands
December 4, 2008

What’s hot in celebrity hair these days? It’s headbands. Wide, thick, one-tone color headbands are being worn by celebs everywhere. Headbands are a quick way to make yourself look polished and put together without seeming stuffy. With a wide array of colors and prints available, headbands can be matched to any outfit.

Headbands have really become popular due to the rise of the young star Leighton Meester from television’s hot drama Gossip Girl. Meester has become a fashion icon and routinely pairs her gorgeous attire with satin headpieces.

Another great plus about headbands –they can hide bangs. So if you’re in that awkward hair stage where you are trying to grow out your bangs, but they haven’t quite reached a good length yet, pull them back in a headband.


Talking Makeup’s Top 10 celebrity hair stylist tips:
November 4, 2008

The following tips from top celebrity stylists will give you access to the best hair techniques without actually having to go to them!
1. “I always use the same brushes: Mason Pearson for detangling and blowing out bangs and Spornett mixed bristle round brushes for blowouts. The mixed bristles grip the hair and create enough tension to get the hair really smooth without pulling on the hair”-Mark Townsend. (Worked with: Cate Blanchett, Penelope Cruz, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Natalie Portman)
2. “There are so many to choose from now days so make sure you understand your hair type, etc. Do you have fine hair or thick hair or kinky hair….this makes a big difference in what shampoo and conditioner would be right for you. Fekkai has a very wide range of shampoos and conditioners that I love that would fit almost all hair-types out there…. Experiment till you find the one that makes your hair soft and shiny without leaving too much residue or buildup on your hair”-Adir Abergel. (Kiera Knightley, Jennifer Garner, Sienna Miller, Anne Hathaway, Rachel McAdams)
3. “It is always important to apply strong volumizer on the roots to achieve a full and glamorous base. Polished, soft and natural curls always add to a glamorous look the without appearing too overdone. A good tip to make the hair fall glamorously around the face is to line the hair in proportion with the cheekbones. This tip emphasizes the beauty and the overall effect of the hairstyle”-Oscar Blandi. (Kelly Ripa, Jennifer Gardner, Jessica Alba, Salma Hayek, Sienna Miller, Shakira, Katie Homes)
4. “Moisture”-Jamal Hammadi (Sharon Stone, Lisa Marie Presley, and Meg Ryan.)
5. “My number one hair care tip is: invest in good hair products and visit your hairstylist frequently. Don’t be afraid of asking your hairstylist questions – that is part of their craft”-Omar Lopez. (Lindsay Lohan, Audrina Patridge,)
6. “The Cutler Fly-Away Control Stick is definitely a must-have. It’s easy to travel with and great to pull out to add shine and bring down fly-aways. Another great product is Redken’s Workforce 09 hairspray it’s lightweight and adds shine”-Rodney Cutler (Rachael Ray, Jamie King, Jordin Sparks)
7. “Texture hair is always in need of moisture, conditioning, and a good stylist who understands their hair type. Most stylists are not trained to understand our hair, so a lot of Caucasian stylist will turn them away”-Kiyah Wright. (Gabrielle Union, Faith Evans, Anna Nicole Smith, and Tyra Banks)
8. “The biggest mistake people make is going to the salon when they are emotional. It is important to explain to your stylist your lifestyle whether it is work, family or friends”-Kaz Amor. (Molly Sims, Marla Maples, Lauren Conrad, Janice Dickenson, Bijou Phillips)
9. “I cannot live without Vavoom Gold Heat Iron-In Control Protective Dry Mist! This is the product I used to create Reese’s straight, sleek, shiny hair for the Globes. You spray the hair with this, then run a flat iron over the hair and it seals the hair and fights against humidity”-Mark Townsend. (Cate Blanchett, Penelope Cruz, Rachel Weisz, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Natalie Portman)
10. ” I love to use jasmine oil on my clients because I am usually working under fast turn around so it is easy enough for women to use it every day”-Oscar Blandi. (Kelly Ripa, Jennifer Gardner, Jessica Alba, Salma Hayek, Sienna Miller, Shakira, Katie Homes)

To get your celebrity hair style, visit your hair salon. In San Diego, Say Lula Salon pros can advise you on the most workable cut for your lifestyle, hair types, face shape, and more.

Hair trends for Fall
September 12, 2008

Elle magazine just compiled a list of the “Top 10 Haircuts for Fall 2008.” So what’s hot for the new season? The list has a little something for every style:
1. The fringe –perfect for oval shaped faces, thick bangs add a little mystery and sophistication. Use a smoothing serum to keep your strands smooth and glossy, and remember to get your bangs trimmed frequently.
2. The layered look –great for giving weighty hair texture. Avoid excessive coloring, simple two toned shades are best.
3. The natural –an incredible short shear for women with coarse hair. Requires literally no maintenance.
4. The mushroom bob –a short, layered bob that works well with lighter or medium weight hair. The cut is results in a bouncy, lifted style that looks rather boyish.
5. The asymmetrical shag –short hair is popular these days with celebrities like Victoria Beckham sporting close cut hairdos. A layered shag that is asymmetrical is a great way to look edgy without looking crazy.
6. The wild curls –if you have springy, tight curls, let them loose this fall. Have layers cut in to tame the strands but don’t be afraid to go big.
7. The blunt bob –a straight across bob is good on fine and straight hair and looks stunning.
8. The pixie –Katie Holmes has made the pixie the new must-have haircut. Pixie cuts really emphasize facial structure and show off necklines.

Rihanna with a pixie cut

Rihanna with a pixie cut

9. The layered bob –finally, a bob for round faces. Layers around the ears and chin help make the cut wearable.
10. The all-one-layer –this cut is very blunt and only works on straight hair. But if done properly, the results are runway model worthy.